Every overweight person wants to lose weight but struggles to control their cravings. When you arrive home from work after a tiring day, all you see is food and you just lose control and regret later. This is the most common problem a person faces in his life and that is why I’m giving you 5 tips to control your cravings, follow these and you will definitely notice improvements in your eating habits.
Apart from tips to control your cravings, I have also devised a nutrition plan to get back in shape. Feel free to check it out.
1. Eat a Solid Breakfast
There is a reason to why breakfast is considered as the most important meal of the day. If you eat a solid breakfast, you won’t get cravings for junk food in lunch, you can simply eat a healthy lunch. You should eat foods that are high in complex carbohydrates (oats, muesli, whole wheat chapatti, brown rice, etc.) combined with a good amount of protein (egg whites, omelet, peanut butter, etc.) which make you stay full for a longer period of time and supply energy to your body.
2. Drink more water
You’ve probably heard this a lot and you must be familiar with the benefits that come with drinking adequate water. But, you should also know that by drinking more water, you can keep your stomach half full that will substantially lower your cravings for the chocolates kept at your colleague’s desk and you may just survive the day without giving in.
3. Eat slowly
People these days have developed a habit of eating really fast, without even chewing the food properly. Sometimes you’re really late for work or sometimes it’s just your habit of eating fast. As a result, you never really address and satisfy your hunger and you overeat. Studies have shown that if a person eats slowly, he might get tricked into believing that he is full before he actually gets full. It happens because you’ve spent significant time on eating slowly and you’ve satisfied your mind that you are full. This way, you satisfy your insatiable hunger and stop yourself from overeating.
Suppose if you had a good breakfast one day, and went to work. That day, you did not eat anything else, you even skipped lunch. What will happen at that night? You will have nightmares of your favorite dishes and drive straight to your favorite restaurant to have an exotic meal. You did not plan on eating out that day, still, you went to eat. That happened because you made your body starve for too long. Instead, if you had eaten 5-6 small good meals throughout the day, you would not have felt that insatiable hunger at night and you could have easily saved yourself from that unplanned meal. You can keep quick snacks with you such as fruits, almonds, peanuts, protein bars, etc., to eat something every 2-3 hours.
5. Imagine unhealthy
Last but not the least in my tips to control your cravings, it may seem weird but it’s tried and tested. When you crave for chocolates or pastries, your mind tricks you into eating them. If it’s the mind that’s doing that to you, then you can develop your own tricks to counter your mind’s. The next time you think of having chocolates or pastries, just picture a really fat guy who can’t get out of his chair and eats chocolates, pastries and all sorts of fried food all day and has a lot of health problems. Or, imagine a bag full bad fats and calories. This will make you not want to have pastries at that moment. Don’t worry, it won’t make you hate your favorite food, it will temporarily stop you from spoiling your diet. It is momentary and will fade away, just like your cravings.
It is not impossible to resist good food, you just have to be more determined and believe in Murphy’s law, ” Whatever can happen, will happen”. Try harder. On the bright side, now you know 5 tips to control your cravings. With that and a great fitness instructor who could come to your home to train you, you can achieve your fitness goals in no time. Well, technically it will take time but it will surely become a lot more convenient and quicker for you. You just have to browse qriyo website or our home tuition app and request a home tutor, it’s that simple.